Ways To Give

Contributions By Mail

Make a tax-deductible contribution via cash, check or money order.

Checks should be payable to:
Ottawa Friendship House
1718 N 2525 Rd
Ottawa IL, 61350


Donor Advised Funds

Please consider recommending a grant to Friendship House from your donor-advised fund. We are more than happy to honor your preferences. If you would like more information, please contact our Executive Director, Tony Barrett.


Planned Giving

A charitable bequest is a wonderful way for you to help further the work of our organization and its mission. Contact Tony Barrett.


Stock Donations

If you would like to make a donation of appreciated stocks or bonds to Friendship House, please contact our Executive Director:

Tony Barrett



AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friendship house every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Friendship House.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select Ottawa Friendship House Work Activity Center Inc. as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.


Donate Your Unwanted Gift Cards

Friendship House now accepts gift cards as donations!

Raise is an online gift card marketplace that connects consumers to sell their unwanted or partially used gift cards, with others who will buy gift cards at a discount. If you have any unused or partially used gifts cards, consider donating them in support of Friendship House.

To donate, please mail your gift cards to Friendship House:

1718 N 2525 Rd
Ottawa IL, 61350

Or, you can drop them off at the above office location.

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A Letter from Executive Director Tony Barrett

“We’re not selling anything, but we want people to learn about us, learn to be a part of us – to invest in us.”

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